The VolunTravel experience seeks to encourage an understanding of, and appreciation for, other cultures and the challenges faced in the developing world. VolunTravel strives to collaborate with sustainable, grassroots organizations in local communities who understand the needs of their people.Overall, VolunTravel exists to provide opportunities for people to become agents of positive change in the world.
VolunTravel is a non-profit community development organization that brings individual volunteers and groups to developing countries to serve, to teach and share, and, ultimately to learn and reflect. In the words of Robert F. Kennedy, "Each time a person stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest of walls of oppression and resistance." We seek to create those ripples through the hearts and minds of service-minded individuals at home and abroad.
VolunTravel offers the opportunity to participate in meaningful experiences to a demographic which is often overlooked - people unaffiliated with religious groups or college programs. VolunTravel presents a vehicle for varied groups of all ages and backgrounds to embark on an amazing journey and make a change in the world, and themselves.
Most importantly, VolunTravel is not a standard tour company. VolunTravel focuses on creating authentic experiences for the volunteers, which include eating native foods, staying in accommodations run by local small businesses, traveling as locals would, and interacting with host country nationals as equals.